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Head of Service - Early Help and Prevention
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/20/137156
  • Published: Fri 06/11/2020, 12:10 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £57,698 - £74,887 (plus relocation package up to £8,000. Terms & Conditions will apply)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Head of Service - Early Help and Prevention

This new role provides an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join Birmingham Children’s Trust. Working with Birmingham Children’s Partnership and with colleagues in the Trust, the successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the operational delivery of an effective Early Help and Prevention offer to the children and families of Birmingham.

Birmingham Children’s Partnership is strengthening, we have a greater understanding of the needs of our communities, and a shared ambition to strengthen our offer to children. We want to deliver services that children and families will benefit from; our primary task is to understand local need. This role will play a huge part in making this happen.

The Partnership is committed to developing a new locality-based offer, this post will be operationally responsible for the Trust Early Help Teams, the Trust’s family Support offer and a number of preventative resources. Working across the Partnership and our ten locality leads will be key to this role, as we are committed to a whole system Early Help response. Our work is rooted in relationship-based practice, the post holder will fully understand and implement the principles of our restorative practice model.

The successful applicant will work actively with partners, schools, community services and the voluntary sector, driving a clear ambition and a shared understanding of the benefits and impact of early identification and prevention for children.

We have learned so much more about the needs of children and families during the pandemic. We have developed a partnership response that has included significant contributions from the Voluntary and Community Sector.  We will therefore take account of that learning and we intend to be stronger because of this partnership approach.

We are looking for a person who has ambition that matches ours, to join us at this exciting moment, to be part of the Trust’s and the wider partnership journey and help take us to the next level. The challenges are big, but the opportunities are great! You will be able to demonstrate a track record in shaping and improving services. You will be a proven operational leader who understands what good service look like.  In return we offer up to 34 days annual leave, a final salary pension and a range of employee benefits.

Base – Birmingham City wide and home working

Interviews will be held remotely on Monday 14th December 2020